Sunday, March 21, 2010

I baked!

Layered Brownie Bars
Taste of Home Baking Classics Copyright 2008

3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 ounce semisweet chocolate, melted
3/4 cup chopped walnuts I left these out
9 whole graham crackers
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine milk and vanilla. Combine flour, salt and baking soda; add to the creamed mixture alternately with milk mixture.

Remove a third of the batter to another bowl; stir in melted chocolate. Fold in walnuts. Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Arrange graham crackers over top.

Add chocolate chips to remaining batter. Drop by spoonfuls over graham crackers and spread evenly. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched. Cool on a wire rack before cutting. Yield: 2 dozen.

Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 203 calories, 11 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 33 mg cholesterol, 252 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

I just felt like making something yesterday. I have a surplus of baking ingredients that I either need to use up or they will end up in the trash.

I only sampled a small bit of these but I thought they were good - just what you would expect based on the ingredients. My older son was not impressed but it may have been the graham cracker layer - he's never been a fan of graham crackers. And, well, he's become accustomed to store-bought treats lately. My little guy begged for one of these this morning but then he just smashed it all over the couch. I think they will go over fine at work.

One really nice thing about these is that they don't take long to bake - mine were done in 20 minutes.


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Those look so scrumptious! I love the idea.



Meg said...

The image of these wonderful bars being "smashed on the couch" was wonderful indeed and makes me so glad those days are over for me! Thanks for posting.

Red Dirt Mummy said...

These look like something I'd enjoy so it's a shame I live in the land of no graham crackers.

Unknown said...

The way everything layered out it looks like FIVE layers! Cool. I bet you had fun cleaning that smashed bar from the couch. :-) Glad you were able to enjoy some baking.

Carol Ann said...

So glad you're back!!

Mrs. L said...

I have no problem with graham crackers so these look yummy...and i promise if I make them I won't smash them into the couch!

Chef Aimee said...

Yay! Oh wow these look so good!

~~louise~~ said...

They sure look good to me!!!

I baked too for National Black Forest Cake Day!!!

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Sarah @ Mum In Bloom said...

I've marked this recipe to try as it looks so good. Great site you have here. I became overwhelmed with my cookbook collection once too, so I donated a bunch to our local library and now take them out as needed. They were the ones with only a few recipes I liked so I copied them prior to donating. Trouble is, I've bought more since :(

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